Visit Chipping Norton and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, is the highest Cotswold town in the county. One of the old wool towns, its prefix ‘Chipping’ comes from an Old English word for market, and it was prosperous as early as the 13th century. The typical Victorian pinnacled and turreted tweed mill built in the 19th century brought much-needed employment to the town which was gradually decaying. Once a great Norman castle stood on the mounds above the beautiful wool church which still dominates the town. The usual wide Cotswold market place contains many good examples of the 16th- and 17th-century, stonemasons' craft. Outstanding are Henry Cornishe's Almshouses built in 1640. There are several well-built inns, particularly the 17th-century White Hart.
The Parish Church of St Mary is mainly of 14th- to l5th-century construction, though it incorporates much earlier features. The polygonal porch with a room above it has fascinating bosses of strange creatures tying the ribs of the vaulting. The Perpendicular clerestory fills the church with light from its vast expanse of glass. A lot of the medieval stonework has been restored. The font is l5th-century and its intricate tracery has a pleasing delicacy. The Market Hall was built in 1842 to blend with the Cotswold atmosphere of the town and is an outstanding example of the work of the architect George Stanley Repton.
Nearby towns: Banbury, Burford, Moreton-in-Marsh, North Leigh, Shipston on Stour, Stow-on-the-Wold
Nearby villages: Adlestrop, Bledington, Bloxham, Broadwell, Chadlington, Charlbury, Cherington, Church Enstone, Dean, Enstone, Evenlode, Finstock, Great Rissington, Great Tew, Hook Norton, Kingham, Little Compton, Long Compton, Lower Lemington, Radford, Ramsden, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Steeple Aston, Stourton, Stretton-on-Fosse, Sutton-under-Brailes, Swalcliffe, Swerford, Tadmarton, Todenham, Westcote, Wigginton, Wigginton, Wigginton, Wolford
Have you decided to visit Chipping Norton or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Chipping Norton bed and breakfast (a Chipping Norton B&B or Chipping Norton b and b)
- a Chipping Norton guesthouse
- a Chipping Norton hotel (or motel)
- a Chipping Norton self-catering establishment, or
- other Chipping Norton accommodation